Mercury Prize 2022: Rescheduled date and performers announced

The event, which was postponed due to the passing of Her Majesty the Queen last month, will now take place tomorrow evening (Tuesday 18th October)

Skiddle Staff

Date published: 17th Oct 2022

Organisers behind the Mercury Prize Award have recently announced a brand new date for the annual ceremony, following the postponement of last month's intended date due to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Now set to run on Tuesday 18th October, tomorrow's celebration will see this year's acclaimed nominees, comprised of the UK's most sought-after and influential talents, each performing one track from their shortlisted albums.

The event, held at London's Eventim Apollo, will be broadcast live on BBC Four from 9 pm as well as across BBC radio stations, with the show's host, BBC 6 Music presenter, Lauren Laverne welcoming the likes of Kojey Radical, Nova Twins, Sam Fender, hotly tipped favourites, Self Esteem and Little Simz, Wet Leg, Yard Act, Jessie Buckley and Bernard Butler, Fergus McCreadie, Gwenno and Joy Crookes to the stage. 

Harry Styles will be the only artist unable to make the rescheduled date as he honours dates on his current tour of the US. 

The albums nominated for the greatly coveted Mercury Prize Award this year are as follows:


Fergus McCreadie – Forest Floor

Gwenno – Tresor

Harry Styles – Harry’s House

Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler – For All Our Days That Tear the Heart

Joy Crookes – Skin

Kojey Radical – Reason To Smile

Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Nova Twins – Supernova

Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under

Self Esteem – Prioritise Pleasure

Wet Leg – Wet Leg

Yard Act – The Overload



Watch this space for more on this year's winner and for a roundup review of all the performances of the night, coming this Wednesday. 



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